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Sanford Health Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Sanford Health President & CEO Kelby K. Krabbenhoft
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  • Extremely low pay for the enormity of the position (in 15 reviews)

  • Sometimes the shifts are longer than expected, and the department I was hired for was often short staffed, or there were a lot of call ins (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Patient Accounts Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Account Representative in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Patient Account Representative in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sanford Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly people and co-worker

    Cons

    Micro manager, unprofessional behaviour by employee

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "Top Heavy Poor Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Healthcare in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Healthcare in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Average benefits, average pay, and below average increases.

    Cons

    Sanford is filled with layers of top heavy inept leaders that are so out of touch with what it takes to run a clinical practice that it puts the staff and patients at risk. Unless you are a leader that is willing to compromise and just say "yes", you will not get approvals for much needed staff. There are leaders that will knowingly let your clinic run short staffed and compromise patient safety and satisfaction because you wont "drink the Kool aide". Threats, manipulation, lying, and covering for employees that have been at Sanford 10 plus years and are completely unproductive are part of the normal leadership pattern. It is one of the most pathetic leadership systems. Common sense and hard work really have NO place at Sanford. Compliance and turning your back to what is right are acceptable and rewarded. One leader was turned in to HR multiple times by his management team for various infractions and Sanford promoted him! Don't believe the hype, Sanford is swimming with incompetence and it starts with the leadership that doesn't even house themselves at the hospital! Their culture and values do not exist, but you will find a considerable amount of laziness and apathy for doing the right thing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop posting fictitious post making it sound like people love Sanford....they are very easy to see they are not done by its employees. Get rid of 75% of upper management and put the money into hiring nurses for the clinics. Stop adding layers of management on an already top heavy system.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Employee must be willing to bear the understaffed load."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNA in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - CNA in Fargo, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanford Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Will pay double time for shifts beyond FTE

    Cons

    Underpaid, not a lot of sitter education, and feel undervalued.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people on the floor rather than GE. Paid lots of money for them....... So we must listen to their recommendations? Why not dip into your wealth of experience and knowledge?.....Your staff.


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  5. "Hard Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    christmas bonus, re-evaluation every 6months

    Cons

    the work is very hard physical work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Patient Access Representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Patient Access Representative in Sioux Falls, SD
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Decent amount of pto.

    Cons

    Meetings that have no impact on our job role, horrible raises. Lucky if you even get one at all. Clinc directors that do nothing to improve the clinic. Doctors that only want to work a few days a week. Doctors that do not want to see certain conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making changes that effect the front lines. Especially by over educated people who have no idea on how to do our job.


  7. "2 Years and Proud"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have been with Sanford now for two years and am extremely proud to be part of a company that is investing within itself and its employees. Good benefits, great perks for being a Sanford employee and working with wonderful people for a good cause.

    Cons

    Sanford is going through a lot of changes due to growth, which can keep you busy, but the changes are necessary.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for looking out on the horizon to where this company can go.


  8. "Sanford was my first place of work after graduating from nursing school. I worked there for 5 years."

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sanford Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    My 5 years with Sanford was a positive and educational experience. I enjoyed working with my colleagues and learned a great deal from them as well as other employees from different departments. The benefits were also a big plus.

    Cons

    One problem that I encountered was the parking availability for employees. If you could find a spot on campus it was very crowded and if not you had to drive to a farther location and take a shuttle which can be difficult to coordinate with your schedule.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Getting too big"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanford Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of better paying employers in town
    Co-workers were great

    Cons

    Too top heavy - too many management people and too few people actually working with patients
    Insurance is expensive compared to other employers in area
    Management makes excuses, never really tries to fix anything brought to their attention

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who work "boots to the ground" rather then desk "experts"


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management in Sioux Falls, SD
    Former Employee - Management in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sanford Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    patients are wonderful, physicians are some of the best doctors in town.

    Cons

    After several allegations of sexual harassment and bullying, Sanford Health's human resource failed to fire the individual because of his family's name in top levels at Sanford health.

    Advice to Management

    Fire unqualified executive team members, especially after reports of bullying and harassment, it's not fair. I didn't want to quit my job but I could not suffer because of ONE person's bullying and witnessing sexual harassment.


  11. "Nutrition Food Service"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sioux Falls, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sanford Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Early Hours if you like more free time after work.
    Free fountain drinks
    8 hours of PTO attained every 2 weeks.
    Once a year you can cash out up to 80 hours of saved PTO

    Cons

    No notable pay increase (even after YEARS of employment)
    Lazy, hypocritical, & clueless supervisor & coworkers
    Daily morning huddles
    Weekly meetings during peak hours of business
    Constant regenerating computer classes irrelevant to your job title
    Closet-sized break room

    Advice to Management

    Retire.



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